The organization of PHIRN follows a ‘hub and spokes’ model. Whereas the research programmes in equity and interventions detailed elsewhere on this site form the spokes, our unit at the University of Ottawa forms the hub. The core of the hub administration includes the Scientific Director, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault (bottom right), the Scientific Manager, Corinne Packer (top left), our Administrative Coordinator, Lisa Childs (top right), É/Echange Editor, Lynne MacLean (bottom left), theCHNET-Works Animateur, Dorothy Bonnenfant, our Scientific Advisor, Nancy Edwards, and several other part-time Research Assistants and Student Associates. The PHIRN hub builds upon the excellence and experience of the Associates and Directors of the Community Health Research Unit (CHRU), not the least of which includes Nancy Edwards.
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, is the Scientific Director of the PHIRN. Ivy’s research has focused on a range of issues from women’s health and maternity care in rural and remote communities to the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the Canadian health care system, but she is probably best known for her work on health professions and health policy. Ivy is concurrently the lead of the Ontario Health Human Resources Research Network (OHHRRN), another Ministry of Health funded AHRNI initiative. She presently holds the CIHR/Health Canada Chair in Health Human Resource Policy. Her doctorate is in Community Health from the University of Toronto (1996).